Andrew Mowere

Biography

Much like most authors, it is best to describe myself as just a guy.
There's really little to set myself apart. I grew up understanding what kind of talent and hard work can create a Tolkein or a Rothfuss, a Martin or Salvatore or a Goodkind. Such talent I was never able to replicate myself, and so such authors I refer to as beasts. They're giant roiling clouds of words, for their sentances strike our hearts with the ferocity of a lightningbolt. Writings like these, they're what is called symbolic fantasy. middle earth or the underdark, they aren't like our own countries. Yet they carry uncanny similarities, and so you end up taking much more with you than just a story, once you put a book down.I'd say Drizzt Do'Urden would make a good philosopher in our own world.

This is the kind of book I strive to write, without sounding too preachy. After all, I might end up having no idea what I'm talking about. Worse yet, I may be a horrible writer. That is not for me to judge. A memorable character's sentance comes to mind, "only 1% of prospective writers are authors. the rest are gamblers until they get published."

Not much in this passage counts as a personal bio. hmm. I studied english, live in a quiet enough town, and have learnt to appreciate a good mug of coffee. There.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Way too much. There's the simple joy in a mug and some nice sunny side up eggs. There are showers and hard work and good weather and loved ones. To explain, there is little that could keep me IN bed each day. Pillows are rather tempting, however.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Mostly thinking about writing. I have a number of hobbies, ranging from martial arts to learning italian badly (io sono Andrew...)
Still, I spend an large chunk of my time writing. It's a great activity to get into.
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Where to find Andrew Mowere online


Books

Gypsy King
Price: Free! Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Bohemas and his father, Geralt, are vagabond witch-doctors. They heal the ill and deal with magical beings. When Geralt crosses the local king, however, everything goes wrong, and Bohemas is thrust into a new life with nothing to rely on but his magical abilities.
Old Man Spider
Price: Free! Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Ilia's life is saved by a scarred old man in dirty clothes. In the frozen slums of Gretta, such kindness is strange, especially towards an abandoned slave. Little does the boy know that he has crossed paths with a manipulator of destiny's very strings, one who could hand out good or evil at the drop of his short-brimmed gray hat. What does Old Man Spider have in store for Ilia?
When a Man Bleeds
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Persius is a woodsman. It is all he knows and all that his father has ever taught him. In some ways, his craft depends on his bond with Chiron. This all changes when Chiron reveals that not only is he not Presius' real father, but that the youth may not be entirely human.
Heroes
Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
The mightiest party ever formed aims to bring everlasting peace to Cierta. Arkheld the Paladin, Seida the elf, Jarlex the necromancer, and Mekt the dwarf must sneak into the demon lord's beast infested castle, protect the seal around it ,and destroy the foul fiend once and for all. Can they fight through a horde of monsters, survive the night, and break free from the glowing castle?
Hymn of Faith
Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
Jim Grey doesn't enjoy murder,despite being good at it. To him, killing merfolk is simply part of the job. Deep in his heart, he just wants to make the world a better place. When he finds dying mermaid by the beach with a bundle next to her, the man discovers just how far he is willing to go for his beliefs.
Tales Of Grimea
Price: Free! Words: 56,320. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
This is a chronological collection of stories, legends, myths, and half-whispers salvaged from forgotten journals across the four continents. These seven records have been collected and archived in Indellekt's Greenstar Library, left there in case an outsider ever wishes to learn of our realm, Grimea. You are that outsider.

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Smashwords book reviews by Andrew Mowere

  • A Compendium For The Broken Hearted on Aug. 30, 2016

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. A Compendium For The Broken Hearted was a good book. These stories seem written FOR this book, instead of them being awkwardly put together leftovers. Many of the characters are likable, even those who end up going bad or bitter. The ones you are meant to hate will be hated, and there are about four true twists. I feel Meredith's interpretations of "good" are a bit too naive, but that's okay. There are some techniques she used that work together well. The classic "First line=last line" was one of them, as well as her use of names and bitter narration. Lastly the themes and her views on them were delivered well. Meredith's writing is character heavy, which causes me to wonder why she chose to do twenty stories in between 2.5 and 3.5 thousand words long. At times, I felt her stories needed a little more fleshing out. Also, the concept of Breaks and Hearts was good, but many of these stories are family based, and you can tell based on the story's numbering whether you're reading a break or a heart. Often, she foreshadows what the twist is going to be, and then you are left wondering HOW something is going to happen instead of WHAT. In the end, I'd say this book is well worth the buy. (less)
  • Vera's Itch on Sep. 26, 2016

    A good story. For how short it was, it certainly highlights how adept at pacing Worboys is. I think if I have one critique, it's that the descriptions don't keep pace with the story at times. I felt a few times like a hop happened and I wasn't prepared for the transition. In about fifteen pages there are about three twists and manage to establish how well we like the various characters amidst a fast moving plot. Was the reveal slightly obvious? Just a little. I figured out the general direction early, a half about halfway three, but I had to be told the last part. I am delighted to have picked this up.
  • The Adventurous Time Adventures of Doctor When on Sep. 27, 2016

    Frivolous, fun and witty. We follow the adventures of Doctor When and her three sort-of-toughs, and all of a sudden it's less about the mission and more about the discovery. In such a short and humorous tale, I was surprised to really enjoy all of the characters. These adventures are less of a maelstrom and more of a stroll through mischief and wonder.
  • The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One on Oct. 03, 2016

    I read this story a while ago. At that point, I hadn't yet started writing. It came up on scribd and immediately stood out as unorthodox. This ended up being what I think of when considering indie work, for it builds upon elements unusual in many novels while still feeding into what I consider to be cultural cliches and biases. I have a soft spot for this series, now that I'm well into my own third book, and would truly like to thank Pratt.
  • Studious on Nov. 01, 2016

    A nice little story.
  • Deathsworn Arc: The Last Dragon Slayer on Nov. 05, 2016

    The Last Slayer is a classic read in that you would get a superficial sense for coming events if I said "swords and sorcery". Naturally, this fantasy was much more. I enjoyed it. Stanley has a methodology about him, making the narrative clear and almost pointing out noteworthy tidbits when they are presented. This story is obviously larger than the book, and I do look forward to reading more. At no point were the descriptions unclear, for they were usually simple and to the crux of things. Some comma uses felt strange, however, and when the party debated things sometimes I felt transported to dungeons and dragons text boxes and rolled dice.